Dario Fetahović appointed Head of Maintenance Planning as FAI Technik enhances service with new Hangar 8

Wednesday 1st February 2017

  • FAI
  • Dario Fetahović, Head of Maintenance Planning and Customer Support

FAI Technik, the maintenance division of German-headquartered FAI Group, today announced the appointment of Dario Fetahović as Head of Maintenance Planning and Customer Support with immediate effect. 
Dario joins from Bombardier Aerospace's Amsterdam Service Centre where he held the same position, bringing extensive experience in aircraft engineering and maintenance, and especially in base maintenance of Bombardier aircraft working with a global customer network.

Based at Albrecht Dürer Airport in Nuremberg, FAI Technik provides MRO services for Bombardier Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft, including the FAI rent-a-jet AG operated fleet.  It also supports FAI´s dedicated fleet of air ambulance jets which for the first time in the company´s history has utilized more than 10,000 hours annual air time with total fleet utilization approximately 13,500 hours in 2016.

Dario will be primarily responsible for the structuring and planning of aircraft maintenance events, administration of aircraft documents and particularly maintenance records.  He will provide the point of contact for FAI's customers in creating proposals and invoicing of maintenance tasks as well as contracting partners.

Dario commented: "FAI with the addition of its new third hangar, Hangar 8 represents a fantastic opportunity to further establish itself within Europe's landscape of business jet maintenance and servicing by exceeding customers' expectations. We have a great team of guys and I'm looking forward to contributing my share in developing and enhancing the current infrastructure to enable us to perform on-time and on-budget delivering the product to our customers".

FAI Chairman, Siegfried Axtmann, commented, "We are delighted to welcome someone of Dario's calibre to our team at FAI. We enjoyed a successful 2016 and we have exciting plans afoot for 2017, including the opening of our new Hangar 8 this spring which will be dedicated to line maintenance work. Dario's experience will be an asset in delivering the benefits these developments will offer to our customers and to our organisation".

About FAI:

FAI operates Germany's largest fleet of business jets in General Aviation and flew more than 13,000 hours of flight time in 2016. FAI operates 22 jet aircraft including 3 Bombardier Global Express, 5 Bombardier Challenger 604, 11 Bombardier Learjet 60, 2 Bombardier Learjet 55 and 1 Bombardier Learjet 35.

Headquartered at Albrecht Dürer International Airport in Nuremberg, Germany, it operates a 9,000 m² carbon neutral FBO which will be expanded by another 4,800 m² by spring of 2017.
FAI employs a full time staff of 180 people, including 60 mechanics and engineers at FAI´s in house MRO plus some 50 part time physicians and paramedics. FAI operates satellite offices in Dubai and Miami, as well as line stations in Bamako and Dakar.


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